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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 Cold Spring Record Page 7 enjoy or benefit from. Monday r f! Precision Collision Classy Addition to East Highway 23 By David V. LeVine Erik Gebault and Gary Spychala moved Precision Collision from St. Joseph to Cold Spring and are open for business with a full service auto body repair shop on Highway 23. Call them at 320-685-5310. It's a given that one of the finest-ever enhancements to the City of Cold Spring's Highway 23 eastern entrance is Schwie- ters Chevrolet. It anchors that end of the city and prestigiously provides a lead-car parade for our Hometown Pride business and residencies. Now Schwieters has a business neigh- bor just one block east. Look for the new and classy sign announcing Precision Collision. It took awhile for it to happen, but final- ly a pair of young men have come to Cold Spring and occupy the Bridal and Formalwear building that sat idle the last few years. Welcome to Gary Spychala and Erik Gebault co-owners of the up and running Precision Collision, specializing in minor dents, major collision repair, restoration, frame-up and auto glass replacements. More often than not a so-called body shop is housed in an off-street and old building. These gentlemen entrepreneurs have taken it to another level. When Precision Collision was located in St. Joseph it was in a 1,600 square foot building. Their new digs are now 8,000 square feet. When the decision was made to move, the guys contacted friends and families from near and far. Fueled by sandwiches, coffee, pop and potluck meals they started remodeling the building. Walls came down and the interior was opened up. Almost all the old lumber was reused and integrated back into the building. It is rare that a writer leaves an interview thoroughly impressed that a pair of men is a perfect team and will make their dreams come true. During our meeting it was fun watching the two answer questions and easily defer to the other to continue making a point. Spychala and Gebault graduated from high school just a year apart, Gary at Sartell and Erik in Cold Spring. Their friendship formed while both attended the auto body program at St. Cloud Tech. Precision Collision is located in the former Lori's Bridal building just east of Schwieters Chevrolet on Highway 23, Cold Spring. Upon graduation, Gary worked six years at Cloud Body Shop in Waite Park and Erik was with Miller Auto Body in St. Cloud. Three years ago the two decided to go into business together and chose the name Precision Collision, opening the doors in St. Joseph on April 15th, 2008. As good success stories go, the business flourished and did so mostly on word of mouth, with little or no traditional adver- tising. They knew they had something and the step-up and expansion offered an embrac- ing challenge. A realtor friend, Kevin Breuchel of Riverwood Realty, a Cold Spring resident, contacted Gary and Erik in March of 2010, suggesting he had a property in Cold Spring that might relieve them of the congestion in their St. Joe facility. Erik explained, "I immediately liked the place. I viewed it as a diamond in the rough." There was little doubt and the move was shortly made. As co-owners Erik Gebault and Gary Spychala sing from the same hymnal when they announce that their main busi- ness goal is to "ingratiate ourselves into the community and be known as the auto body guys.'" A toast! Watch for Grand Opening coming soon in August! A professional paint booth was just part of the remodeling process at Precision Collision. we discussed the huge interest in "exercise". Lots has been said and written about the impor- tance of everyone to be active no matter what age and abilities. We can hardly pick up a newspa- per or magazine with reading the latest study, survey, or arti- cle about keeping active. There is a great local program called "ACE - Assumption Com- munity Exercise - Staying Fit 4 Life" a wellness outreach pro- gram that is dedicated to seniors (55+) within the ROCORI area. Racey Gasior, the Assumption Health and Wellness Coordina- tor, will gladly help you with any questions or membership details you have. Give her a call at (320) 348-2313 or e-mail her at raceyg@assumptionhome.com or probably the easiest way to re- member is just call the main switchboard at Assumption Campus at 685-3693 and ask for Racey. Some of the offerings they have for July include: basic weights, chair yoga, Tai Chi, stretching 101, lifting power and brain moves. Basically they have some type of exercise class every day of the week that you could attend. You can also look on their website to see the calendar. Another program you might be interested in starts August 16th from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Holdingford City Center and runs weekly until September 20th. "Living Well With Chronic Conditions Workshop" is a 6 week workshop for anyone with a long term condition. It is open also to caregivers and people of all ages and not just seniors. Do you have: arthritis, chronic pain, heart disease or stroke, asthma or lung disease, depression, Parkinsons, cancer or any other condition? You will learn how to successfully manage your symp- toms, reduce frustration, gain confidence, fight tiredness, breathe better, reduce stress and anxiety, support others and find support and friendship. There also will be a book and relax- ation CD available at a suggest- ed donation of $10.00 each. For more information call Helping Hands Outreach at (320) 746- 9960. I am looking forward to our old friend Les Humid getti back i  town soon. Stay ooI"E  have a great week! CARDS: Pinochle - 7/11 - Adah Ebel- ing, Lorraine Engelmeier, Joanne Wolf Bridge 7/12 - lst- Jack Czajkowski 2nd- Lois Evans 3rd - Marge Palmer Door Prize - Judy Samuelson 500 - 7/13 - 1st - Sharon Ruh- wedel 2nd - Joanne Wolf 3rd - Del Wirtzfeld Door Prize- LeRoy Zenner We turn not older with years, but newer every day. -- Emily Dickinson S P 0 R T 8 B A R & G R I L L Shop Local! Buy Local! Support YOUR local businesses! I m SENIOR : Rocori Senior Center by hfary Steil I DJ/KARAOKE - FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT I BINGO & PULL TABS sponsored by Cold Spring Lions I ; BAR BINGO EVERY THURSDAY 6:30 P.M. ; I1 Progressive Jackpot Prize each Thursday night  l HOURS: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Mon., Tues. & Wed. I 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Thurs., Fri. & Sat. Noon-'til Closing Sun. I 200 Main Street Cold Spring 685-3343 I 29th Satur00 30th || || iiii lit CHARLIE ROTH ,I JAY & CO. DJ _ 9 p.m. - (:lose 9 p.m. - (:10se _ "Downtown Rockviilo s ONLY motorcycle friendly bar" Mon.- Sat. Noon- 2 a.m., Sun. Noon- 10 p.m. : ,iz.UlrJmm Facebook: Stoney's Bar ]'real' Your Family - Dine Out Locally Todagl As I am writing this column on Thursday morning it is rain- ing - again! At least the crops enjoy all the rain and the hot weather predicted this weekend. It has been an easy year for wa- tering the gardens and lawns also. I would think the farming community would also enjoy all the rain as they do not have to use the irrigation systems as much. Is the locally grown sweet corn here yet? Just a reminder about the lo- cal Cold Spring Farmer's Market every Wednesday afternoon up by Springer's Park. Be sure to take time to stop soon! Our Program Committee meets monthly to brainstorm and plan activities and programs we think our local seniors would FIND IT IN THE pa Bar & Grill "Music by Tim & Rick Backes" Tuesday ~ Burger Night, Bingo 7 p.m. Wednesday - Wing Night & Baked Chicken Buffet Thursday ,, Tacos & Fajitas Friday ,, Fish & More Buffet Texas Hold'era 7 p,m, River Station 691 Main Street West, Richmond, 320-$97-3568